Creator: Helena Pielichaty

Helena Pielichaty (pronounced pierre-li- hatty) is an award-winning children’s author with over 32 titles to her name including ‘Stinky Street’ and ‘Football Mad’ published by OUP and ‘Here Come the Girls’ by Collins. She is passionate about literacy and football in equal measure and is part of the Literacy Trust’s Premier League Reading Stars initiative. Helena was the first Patron of Reading in the UK and is also a patron of the Huddersfield Town Foundation. The Guardian described her as: ‘…no slouch when it comes to good writing.’ Helena came up with the idea for Baby Football Fan when browsing Huddersfield Town’s store before a match.

Illustrator: Mandy Stanley

Mandy Stanley is an award-winning illustrator, author and designer who has published more than 200 picture, story and activity books for children. One of her most popular picture book characters is ‘Lettice Rabbit’ published by Harper Collins.

Before discovering her passion for writing and illustrating children’s books, Mandy worked in the fashion industry, designing clothes, toys and nursery products. She still uses her 3D design skills, learned from her fashion training, in the design of her books.

Pinksy Press

Pinsky Press is a small independent publishing house founded by children’s author and sole trader Helena Pielichaty in 2016. It is based in the UK and has exclusive rights to the Baby Football Fan™

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